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Rush 10/3 Thread (Cheney Will Be On the Rush Limbaugh Show)
Rush Limbaugh show | 10/3/05 | El Rushbo

Posted on 10/03/2005 8:53:59 AM PDT by Rosemont

Maha Rushie


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To: over3Owithabrain

Remind me to have you read Washington's journals, and how he, even in a position of power, deliberately avoided picking fights with other generals under his command so as not to divide. Rather brilliant. They faded out, he succeeded. And I wouldn't want to share a foxhole with you, believe me. You'd be trying to draw fire.


51 posted on 10/03/2005 9:20:44 AM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of news)
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To: Rosemont

Reid doesn't know Miers any better than we do...he likes her from working with her on judicial nominees...his attitude will change when he finds out how she stands on certain issues......I look forward to these hearings..


52 posted on 10/03/2005 9:20:46 AM PDT by mystery-ak (Put the booze and charcoal away, now!)
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To: A Citizen Reporter
What, like Rush isn't allowed to agree with some of their criticism. Jeez, get over yourself.
53 posted on 10/03/2005 9:20:46 AM PDT by bahblahbah
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To: TSchmereL
Rush is right. This is a nomination from a point of weakness. Looks like the WH is worried about W's poll numbers.

She may turn out to be great but since she is such a blank slate and some of the Dems like her, it is clear that Bush wanted to avoid controversy. Not the tactic I would have preferred. Sigh.

54 posted on 10/03/2005 9:21:25 AM PDT by Wphile (Keep the UN out of Iraq)
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To: rodguy911

Actually, how conservatives and Liberals feel about her isn't of much concern to me. I was in direct conflict with Coulter on Roberts, have refused to read her columns on the subject since. When the Libs were praising Roberts in obvious strategy to divide conservative support, I stayed by him.

My main objection is that I feel he compromised in the area of expertise and intellectual acumen. I think she's adequate, I do not think she's near the intellect of a Roberts, Thomas or Scalia.

Ideology, who knows? But there was no denying Roberts skills.


55 posted on 10/03/2005 9:22:08 AM PDT by Soul Seeker (Barbour/Honore in '08)
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To: Wphile

"Rush is right. This is a nomination from a point of weakness. Looks like the WH is worried about W's poll numbers."

The best way to get his poll numbers up would have been to engergize his base and stir things up a bit.

Maybe Bush has been in D.C. too long.


56 posted on 10/03/2005 9:22:37 AM PDT by webstersII
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To: Rosemont

Criticism is not against Miers, it is against Bush.

Ditto.


57 posted on 10/03/2005 9:22:41 AM PDT by TSchmereL (I am sick of Bush and his big spending, half-hearted conservativism.)
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To: LibWrangler
Levin has already said he is skeptical

So is Michelle Maulkin, Laura Ingraham, Tony Snow.... I tend to agree with them. I'm skeptical, but that's just me.

58 posted on 10/03/2005 9:22:53 AM PDT by b4its2late (Hard work never killed anyone, but why chance it?)
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To: All

I hope I, "DEVANE617" am wrong about my prediction and Rush's ultimate support of HM. I still think Rush will find a way to support the WH as he always does.


59 posted on 10/03/2005 9:23:01 AM PDT by devane617
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To: johnb838

I agree with you completely - just by looking at her. It's maybe a sixth sense or first impression. I'm very disappointed with president Bush today.


60 posted on 10/03/2005 9:23:34 AM PDT by LadyBuzz
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To: Rosemont

From drudge,

"
VP Cheney Plans To Detail Support Of Harriet Miers On Rush Limbaugh Radio 1 PM ET/10 AM PT..."


61 posted on 10/03/2005 9:23:34 AM PDT by bahblahbah
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To: Rosemont

WOW! Just heard El Rushbo say he is VERY disappointed that W picked Miers because it makes him look weak! I bet you deep inside Rush is hopping mad! WOW! I thought Rush was going to KUDO W on Miers...now I'm sort of nervous after all the praise I gave W on Miers! WHO do I trust more at this point? Hard to pick, but if I had to pick now it would be RUSH! ACLJ has endorsed Miers though...ugh, this is confusing!


62 posted on 10/03/2005 9:23:45 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: LS

Bush NEEDS a fight right now. The reason his poll ratings are down is because conservatives are disenchanted with his spending, his failure to control the borders, and his pandering to the race hustlers after Katrina. Bush needs a clear right vs. left fight...a vicious, bloody fight....to rally the base for 2006.

Some people just don't get it. It's the Democrats who are desperate to avoid a Supreme Court fight. The reason they threatened Bush so much on this issue was to intimidate him into not sending up a nominee who would trigger a fight. The 'Rats knew that a fight would result in the public rallying around the nominee, who would then be confirmed, with Bush's ratings going up and the GOP base rallied for 2006. The last thing the 'Rats wanted was a situation where Ralph Neas & NARAL & Co. were demanding that they filibuster while phone calls & e-mails from back home were running four-to-one in favor of the nominee. Imagine Mary Landrieu or Max Baucus or Bill Nelson caught in that trap.

Bush avoided a fight and gave us a stealth nominee who is a decade too old, thus providing the Democrats with political cover.


63 posted on 10/03/2005 9:24:04 AM PDT by puroresu (Conservatism is an observation; Liberalism is an ideology)
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To: grassboots.org
Will you eat your mouse if you are wrong?

Here's the after dinner photo.


64 posted on 10/03/2005 9:24:29 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Osama Bin Laden Al Khanzier)
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To: Rosemont

My own response is the same as your's and Rush's....after all this time of waiting and now we have not one but two stealth candidates?

why?


Patrician DNA

but like Rush....I don't know anything about her


65 posted on 10/03/2005 9:24:35 AM PDT by wardaddy (stealth schmealth)
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To: webstersII

It is a proven fact that it is better to energize your base than try to appeal to people who are not going to vote for you anyway.


66 posted on 10/03/2005 9:24:56 AM PDT by TSchmereL (I am sick of Bush and his big spending, half-hearted conservativism.)
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To: RoseofTexas
ACLJ has endorsed Miers though...ugh, this is confusing!

Who are they?

67 posted on 10/03/2005 9:25:17 AM PDT by b4its2late (Hard work never killed anyone, but why chance it?)
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To: devane617

Why are you on this thread if you don't like Rush? What's your motive?


68 posted on 10/03/2005 9:25:33 AM PDT by GOPJ
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To: Rosemont
Anxiously waiting to get Rush's take on GWB's pick."""

That's right. We can't think for ourselves. Let's wait until Rush gives us the talking points -- the reasons why we're supposed to applaud the nomination of a woman who donated to Al Gore. I can't wait till Rush comes on and tells me what to think and say.

69 posted on 10/03/2005 9:25:41 AM PDT by churchillbuff
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To: McGruff; YaYa123; Bahbah; malia

Pinging before reading!!


70 posted on 10/03/2005 9:25:50 AM PDT by Springman (Job hunting sucks!!!)
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To: bahblahbah

Sure he's allowed. He's allowed to lose listeners because of it.


71 posted on 10/03/2005 9:26:17 AM PDT by A Citizen Reporter
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To: churchillbuff

You are a fool.

If you refuse to even listen to the show, and it's obvious you have NOT, get off the thread.


72 posted on 10/03/2005 9:26:35 AM PDT by Soul Seeker (Barbour/Honore in '08)
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To: Soul Seeker
I thin it will be hard to compare this woman to Roberts who stood before the supreme court so many times. Rush's theme today seems to be Bush picked her from a standpoint of weakness.

What gets me is GW is not running for anything! Why not go for the gold. Get us a true well know conservative and then push it through with the nuc option if necessary. Any one who does not go along kick their butts when they need money.
73 posted on 10/03/2005 9:26:57 AM PDT by rodguy911 (Time to get rid of the UN and the ACLU and all Mosques in the US,UK.)
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To: puroresu
Bush NEEDS a fight right now.

Amen to that. Not that poll numbers are the be-all and end-all, but recall that Clinton's poll numbers jumped when he was fighting the "Right Wing Conspiracy" and impeachment.

74 posted on 10/03/2005 9:27:21 AM PDT by pettifogger
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To: A Citizen Reporter

>> Rush has been turned off my radio once again.
When he's positive, he's good.
When he started off by saving that it's hard not to be "pulled" to the criticism of this nominee.....that was all I needed to hear.
I actually had a little hope that Rush wasn't so influenced by others, but I was wrong. <<

Jus' keep drinking that good ol' Bush Kool-Aid, brother. Nothing Bush does is wrong. A man who can't express a simple thought or use a complex sentence without stepping on his pecker is actually the prefectest, bestest President of all time!


75 posted on 10/03/2005 9:27:22 AM PDT by jaime1959
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To: Pukin Dog

Rush needs to get behind President Bush on this. United we stand, divided we fall. The RATS and MSM already are claiming the GOP is in disarray over Rove, Delay, Katrina, etc. The best way to prove them wrong is to stand with our President over his nominee.


76 posted on 10/03/2005 9:27:23 AM PDT by balch3
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To: webstersII
The best way to get his poll numbers up would have been to engergize his base and stir things up a bit.

I agree with you. Evidently the WH thinks it is to appease the media and the Dems. Oh well.

On the other hand, Fred Barnes has a pretty good piece suggesting that we need to wait and see from the hearings before we pass judgement.

Frankly, I'm not too thrilled with the "cronyism" either.

77 posted on 10/03/2005 9:27:31 AM PDT by Wphile (Keep the UN out of Iraq)
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To: Rosemont

my questions to Cheney:


1- why give a lifetime appointment to a 60 year-old?

2- is she truly our best and brightest?

3- what message does this send to the many brilliant appellate court judges that were passed over?

4- why didn't you save this "throw away" appointment for when John Paul Stevens retires?


78 posted on 10/03/2005 9:27:37 AM PDT by Uncle Joe Cannon
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To: b4its2late

ACLJ

American Center for Law and Justice.

http://www.aclj.org/AboutJay/Default.aspx


79 posted on 10/03/2005 9:28:14 AM PDT by Rosemont
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To: Rosemont

They should make a show about Dick Cheney being president.

In 2008, of course. ^^


80 posted on 10/03/2005 9:28:17 AM PDT by Constantine XIII
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To: balch3

This makes me feel a little better about her: http://www.worldmagblog.com/blog/


81 posted on 10/03/2005 9:28:37 AM PDT by Lacey
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To: RoseofTexas

I'm nervous, too. I don't know what to think. I just heard Wendy Long from Judicial Confirmation Network endorse her. But then I hear Scott McClellon say democrats involved in selection.


82 posted on 10/03/2005 9:28:49 AM PDT by half-cajun
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To: GOPJ; All

Well the Bush Bashing Bots need to whine and moan on every thread..


83 posted on 10/03/2005 9:29:02 AM PDT by KevinDavis (the space/future belongs to the eagles --> http://www.cafepress.com/kevinspace1)
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To: Para-Ord.45

The extreme right has been rejected, and they are blubbering like babies.

They know that Rov v. Wade is not going to be overturned, and that SCOTUS is not going to intervene to save the Schiavos of the world.

I thought the idea was always that we do not want judges legislating from the bench. Now the complaint from the right is that we don't trust this judge not to vote in our favor.

What a mess.


84 posted on 10/03/2005 9:29:02 AM PDT by LibWrangler
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon

all good questions.


85 posted on 10/03/2005 9:29:05 AM PDT by Rosemont
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To: rodguy911

Granted, Roberts was incomparable in this sense but I don't think anyone has put forth the case she in the top league of those remaining.

I didn't need a fight. I would prefer her qualfications be sound. Miers are adequate. It's a disappointment to me.


86 posted on 10/03/2005 9:29:19 AM PDT by Soul Seeker (Barbour/Honore in '08)
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To: Pukin Dog

Yes....I am tipping my hat to you----I predicted exasperation...but not so much anger or disgust...

I just saw a thread that says that Cheney will be on with Rush...maybe he can calm Rush down.


87 posted on 10/03/2005 9:29:25 AM PDT by Txsleuth (Mike Pence for President of the United States!)
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To: pettifogger

President Bush wants to get action taken the next 3 years. If the dims do like Miers, than good. Maybe work will get done.


88 posted on 10/03/2005 9:29:58 AM PDT by TTRR
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To: pettifogger

i dont like how rush has started this show. This is CLEARLY a horrible decision by Bush and rush knows it. He is suger coating this bigtime-- probably because cheney is coming on at 1! Savage will go crazy tonight saying rush is just a spokesman from the Republican party..


89 posted on 10/03/2005 9:29:59 AM PDT by ElRushbo (Harley Riders against Elton John)
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To: balch3

I used to think that as well, but the truth is if we can't voice our opinions on this forum something is wrong.And no matter how good GW is he can't be right every single time.


90 posted on 10/03/2005 9:30:26 AM PDT by rodguy911 (Time to get rid of the UN and the ACLU and all Mosques in the US,UK.)
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To: rightcoast

"The caveat is, I don't know this woman. She could end up being fabulous." Rush then goes on to say, "Why do we have to roll the dice?"

That's the kicker. If you have a nominee with a record, the record gets drudged up and used against the nominee.

So, with a difficult record to parse (for us as well as the Dims), there are these options:

1. Immediately oppose, because Bush picked her
2. Immediately oppose, because of unknown record or because (any given RINO or Dim) expresses anything other than rabid hatred of the nominee
3. Immediately support, because Bush picked her
4. Immediately support, because (any given trusted conservative) expressed support
5. Wait and see what comes to light in a period longer than 2 hours.

I'm opting for choice #5.


91 posted on 10/03/2005 9:30:30 AM PDT by No.6 (www.fourthfightergroup.com)
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To: ElRushbo

Savage is a nutcase. If he is against Rush or Bush, then I am 100% for them.


92 posted on 10/03/2005 9:30:54 AM PDT by TTRR
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To: LibWrangler; All

I think the extreme right do want a judge to legislate from the bench when it comes to issues such as abortion (which I think it is a state issue)..


93 posted on 10/03/2005 9:31:06 AM PDT by KevinDavis (the space/future belongs to the eagles --> http://www.cafepress.com/kevinspace1)
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To: balch3

Hopefully she's a Zell Miller style ex-democrat, who actually had the principles to switch to the GOP.


94 posted on 10/03/2005 9:31:16 AM PDT by Ron in Acreage (It's the borders stupid! "ALLEN IN 08")
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To: devane617
" still think Rush will find a way to support the WH as he always does."

Again... Rush does not always support the WH. Rush expresses his own beliefs. Does Rush agree with the WH when it comes to Border/Illigal Immigration issues? Does Rush agee with the WH when it comes to handing billions of $$$ to Africa? Does Rush Agree with the WH when it comes to the huge spending buget? You are wrong.

95 posted on 10/03/2005 9:31:40 AM PDT by GregoTX (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: KevinDavis

I am not a Bush bashing bot. Nor are many in objection. You do yourself a disservice in dismissing objections as rooted solely among the discontents that are never happy. This discontent is widely more spread.


96 posted on 10/03/2005 9:31:54 AM PDT by Soul Seeker (Barbour/Honore in '08)
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To: LibWrangler

Its about correcting previous legislative rulings.

All hail Bush! March in step! Cannot get your conservative credentials if you criticize, now can you?

All of us criticizing the pick are persona non grata now, right?


97 posted on 10/03/2005 9:32:26 AM PDT by Crazieman (6-23-2005, Establishment of the United Socialist States of America)
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To: Rosemont
Thanks.

IMHO, his bio would read alot better to me without this:

He is also Chief Counsel of the European Center for Law and Justice (ECLJ).

98 posted on 10/03/2005 9:32:46 AM PDT by b4its2late (Hard work never killed anyone, but why chance it?)
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To: LibWrangler

We are not blubbering like babies. We are fighting like sled-dogs.

Your inverted understanding of judicial activism not withstanding, we do not want legislation from the bench. We want Strict Constitutional Interpretation.


99 posted on 10/03/2005 9:32:51 AM PDT by TSchmereL (I am sick of Bush and his big spending, half-hearted conservativism.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

RUSH:


"Bush...weak...pick...designed to appease..."

--

Rush is correct, as usual. What concerns me is the last point he made before going to commercial. Bush is making it look like nominating a conservative IS outside the mainstream.. somthing to run from.

Stick that in your pipe, Rove.

I am sick of all this "realignment" talk. What is party "realignment" when it cost your soul?


100 posted on 10/03/2005 9:32:53 AM PDT by BoBToMatoE
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